I know Easter is still a ways away, but I’ve always believed that you can decorate for the next holiday once the previous is over. Why not! Being festive is always more fun!
Also, I’m going to be hosting a small potluck for Easter Sunday and I needed a centerpiece to go with my new DIY Birds Nest Napkin Rings so I was off to Hobby Lobby! Before this year, the only Easter decoration I had was a single bunny pillow–and we all know that’s not gonna cut it. So I wanted to try my hand at some DIY floral arrangements, which I’ve discovered is my new love. I think I might become a florist if my communications degree doesn’t work out! (;
All this centerpiece took was…
A large wire basket
Bouquet of fake flowers
Enough fake eggs to fill my basket about 3/4 the way full
White spray paint
First, I spray painted all 100 or so eggs. Which I’ll say, I would have rather spent the extra money for already white eggs because spray painting was harder than you’d think! It took two full cans and didn’t even fully cover all sides. Maybe I should have been a little more patient, but oh well. As long as one side was completely white, that was okay with me because I just placed them where the pretty sides were facing outward. If you have real ugly eggs, just throw them in the middle and no one would ever know!
Once those were done, I used the handy tape trick to make a grid along the top of the basket so the flowers would have something to lean against. I drew some lines where I placed the tape so you can see a little better.
Then, the last step was to add the flowers! I cut up my fake bouquet and started placing one stem at a time until it had a full look. The eggs worked out great because they helped hold the stems exactly where I placed them. Win win!
Just keep filling and arranging until you’re happy! The whole project (besides spray painting those DAMN eggs) only took about five minutes to create. It’s a unique piece that makes a statement without screaming “Easter!” in your face. So leave it out all spring and summer if you want–I know I might!
Have you made any Easter crafts this season? If you have, make sure to tag @HaleAndHarlow on Instagram so I can check out your creative genius!